Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
We currently have an opportunity for an Architect, Conferencing & Streaming.
What You Will Do:
This role is responsible for working with various stakeholders to ensure Abbott has web conferencing, audio conferencing, and streaming solutions that meet the needs of a global workforce.
The Conferencing & Streaming architect is responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies and working with management, vendors, and technical specialists across functional disciplines.
This individual participates in the development of the Abbott infrastructure and understands the impact and needs of the solutions.
This architect supports the application and technical specialists in the multi-system architecture and has a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs for the solutions involved and the impact upon each other.
Core Job Responsibilities:
Design large scale audio and web conferencing solutions for use with Abbott's global workforce.
Architect and design streaming solutions for use with internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborate with various teams to research new technologies and make recommendations to management on these new technologies.
Facilitate the purchase and introduction of new technologies.
Communicates and educates the technical and business communities on current architectures, technologies, and industry trends.
Perform technical oversight of implementation projects to assure alignment with architecture and technology standards. Collaborates with the various technical and business teams in solution design and implementation.
Works closely with product vendors ensuring strategic and architectural fit, and ability of product to scale to meet Abbott requirements. Works on projects and support that could impact over 100,000 Abbott Employees.
Lead teams consisting of other functional groups within the Abbott IT organization to establish technical strategies and the tactical plans to be positioned for the current and future needs of the business.
Evaluates conferencing and streaming needs across multiple environments and use cases.
Provide strategic consultancy support to clients, and other technical architects in all aspects of enabling technologies to meet business needs. Provides expertise on Conferencing and Streaming architecture design or improvement. Considers the performance impact of the architecture.
Work with operational teams to ensure quality and performance standards are consistently met through technology solutions, operational processes, and training/education of users.
Provide leadership during troubleshooting of major issues with conferencing and streaming solutions.
Work with leadership to provide metrics to support the ongoing management of these solutions.
Education and Experience you will bring:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or similar degree required; Master's degree or MBA preferred.
Minimum 10 years of IT
Demonstrated ability to creatively approach business problems and establish course of action
Experience working in matrix global organization where success requires broad orchestration of resources and services
Experience working in an FDA-regulated business is preferred
Proficient in latest technology for IT systems and management.
Experience managing the operation of Conferencing tools such as WebEx, and MS Teams
Experience managing Streaming platforms and events including white glove events support
Experience in Broadcast technologies such as MediaPlatform products Webcaster and Primetime
Experience in large global environment supporting 1,500+ sites
Understanding of video transmission protocols and troubleshooting
Vendor Management skills
Understanding of Microsoft Live Events, WebEx events, and/or Media Platform
Experience with MediaPlatform, including in-depth understanding of MediaPlatform products.
Networking - Understanding of networking concepts, architectures, and protocols. Ability to identify issues related to routing, firewalls, zscaler, etc.
In-depth knowledge of video delivery protocols such as RTMP(x) and HTML5.
Experience with peering technologies such as Hive and Kollective.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Manufacturing roles only)
Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Manufacturing roles only)
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.